2008 has been a fantastic year for AMD. We’ve seen them release a portfolio of great cards with extremely competitive pricing to challenge Nvidia. The 4850 has been one of their most successful cards, with its combined price to performance ratio capturing the hearts of many consumers. One of the most documented issues with these cards however are the running temperatures, especially when overclocked. These cores can get hot with the reference heatsink which can raise temperatures inside a chassis.
Fortunately, for those who do not wish to void their warranty by replacing their heatsink, AMD’s partners have been busy producing overclocked cards with custom cooling solutions to deal with the aforementioned problems. Today we’re going to look at two of those offerings, the HIS 4850 IceQ 4 and the Club3d 4850 Overclocked Edition.
PowerColor offer their own branded version of the liquid cooled R9 295 X2… and now for those who want a similar level of framerate they have their air cooled dual core R9 290X with Devil 13 branding. Today we take a look at this R9 290X2 to see what Powercolor can do with their custom design card in a selection of games including Battlefield 4 and GRID Autosport at 4K resolution.
XFX Radeon R9 280 Black Edition OC Review
It is fair to say that the market for modern Radeon GPUs has been a bit crazy over the last year or so. Their ability to perform currency mining tasks well has impacted sales, availability and pricing significantly but now AMD and their partners...